Publications

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Journals

  • G. Bales, J. Das, J. Tsugawa, B. Linke and Z. Kong, Digitalization of Human Operations in the Age of Cyber-Manufacturing: Sensorimotor Analysis of Manual Grinding Performance, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 139(10), 101011, 2017.
  • Z. Kong, A. Jones and C. Belta, Temporal Logics for Learning and Detection of Anomalous Behaviors, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control62(3), 1210-1222, 2017.
  • G. Bales, J. Das, B. Linke and Z. Kong, Recognizing Gaze-Motor Behavioral Patterns in Manual Grinding Tasks, Procedia Manufacturing, 5, 106-121, 2016.
  • Z. Kong, N. Fuller, S. Wang, K. Ozcimder, E. Gillam, D. Theriault, M. Betke and J. Baillieul, Perceptual Modalities Guiding Bat Flight in a Native Habitat, Scientific Reports, 4, 27252, 2016.
  • B. Mettler, Z. Kong, B. Li and J. Andersh, Invariants in Agent-Environment Dynamics as Organizing Principle of Spatial Guidance Behavior and its Planning and Perceptual Processes, Frontiers in Neuroscience, 8, 439, 2014.
  • B. Mettler, Z. Kong, C. Goerzen and M. Whalley, Guidance Performance Benchmarking for Autonomous Rotorcraft, Journal of the American Helicopter Society, 59 (4), 1-16, 2014.
  • Z. Kong and B. Mettler, Modeling Human Guidance Behavior Based on Patterns in Agent-Environment Interactions, IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, 43 (4), 371-384, 2013.
  • B. Mettler and Z. Kong, Mapping and Analysis of Human Guidance Performance from Trajectory Ensembles, IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, 43 (1), 32-45, 2013.
  • B. Mettler, N. Dadkhah, Z. Kong and J. Andersh, Research Infrastructure for Interactive Human- and Autonomous Guidance, Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, 70 (1-4), 437-459, 2013.
  • Z. Kong and B. Mettler, Evaluation of Guidance Performance in Urban Terrains for Different UAV Types and Performance Criteria Using Spatial CTG Maps, Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, 61, (1), 135-156, 2011.
  • B. Mettler, N. Dadkhah and Z. Kong, Agile Autonomous Guidance Using Spatial Value Functions, Journal of Control Engineering Practice, 18 (7), 773-788, 2010.
  • C. Goerzen, Z. Kong and B. Mettler, A Survey of Motion Planning and Trajectory Optimization Algorithms from the Perspective of Autonomous UAV Guidance, Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, 57 (1), 65-100, 2010.
  • Z. Kong, W. Luo and R. He, Research on Black-Box Identification Based on DBM Method, Journal of System Simulation, 19 (11), 2429-2433, 2007.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers

  • G. Chen and Z. Kong, Correct-by-Construction Approach for Self-Evolvable Robots, IEEE/ASME International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications, Cleveland, OH, 2017.
  • Z. Wang, Z. Kong and H. Liu, Recurrent Convolutional Networks Based Intention Recognition for Human-Robot Collaboration Tasks, IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC), Banff, Canada, 2017.
  • G. Bales and Z. Kong, Neurophysiological and Behavioral Studies of Human-Swarm Interaction Tasks, IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC), Banff, Canada, 2017.
  • G. Chen, Z. Sabato and Z. Kong, Active Learning Based Requirement Mining for Cyber-Physical Systems, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), Las Vegas, NV, 2016.
  • D. Aksaray, A. Jones, Z. Kong, M. Schwager and C. Belta, Q-Learning for Robust Satisfaction of Signal Temporal Logic Specifications, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), Las Vegas, NV, 2016.
  • G. Bales, J. Das, B. Linke and Z. Kong, Recognizing Gaze-Motor Behavioral Patterns in Manual Grinding Tasks, The 44th SME North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC), Blacksburg, VA, 2016.
  • I. Haghighi, A. Jones, Z. Kong, E. Bartocci, R. Grosu and C. Belta, SpaTeL: A Novel Spatial-Temporal Logic and Its Applications to Networked Systems, International Conference on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control (HSCC), Seattle, WA, 2015.
  • A. Jones, Z. Kong and C. Belta, Anomaly Detection in Cyber-Physical Systems: A Formal Methods Approach, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), Los Angeles, CA, 2014.
  • J. Baillieul and Z. Kong, Saliency Based Control in Random Feature Networks, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), Los Angeles, CA, 2014.
  • K. Ozcimder, Z. Kong and J. Baillieul, Algorithmic Approaches to Artistic Movement, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), Los Angeles, CA, 2014.
  • Z. Kong, K. Ozcimder, N. Fuller, D. Theriault, M. Betke and J. Baillieul, Perception and Steering Control in Paired Bat Flight, The 19th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), Cape Town, South Africa, 2014.
  • Z. Kong, A. Jones, A. Medina Ayala, E. Aydin Gol and C. Belta, Temporal Logic Inference for Classification and Prediction from Data, International Conference on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control (HSCC), Berlin, Germany, 2014.
  • Z. Kong, K. Ozcimder, N. Fuller, A. Greco, D. Theriault, Z. Wu, T. Kunz, M. Betke and J. Baillieul, Optical Flow Sensing and the Inverse Perception Problem for Flying Bats, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), Florence, Italy, 2013.
  • J. Baillieul and Z. Kong, The Standard Parts Problem and Quantization in Optimal Control Problems, SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications, San Deigo, CA, 2013.
  • B. Mettler, N. Dadkhah, Z. Kong and J. Andersh, Infrastructure and Research Framework for Interactive Human and Autonomous Guidance, International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS), Philadelphia, PA, 2012.
  • B. Mettler and Z. Kong, Hierarchical Model of Human Guidance Performance Based on Interaction Patterns in Behavior, 2nd International Conference on Application and Theory of Automation in Command and Control Systems (ICARUS), London, UK, 2012.
  • Z. Kong and B. Mettler, Foundations of Formal Language for Humans and Artificial Systems Based on Intrinsic Structure in Spatial Behavior, IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), San Francisco, CA, 2011.
  • Z. Kong and B. Mettler, An Investigation of Spatial Behavior in Agile Guidance Tasks, IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), Anchorage, AK, 2011.
  • Z. Kong and B. Mettler, Evaluation of Guidance Performance in Urban Terrains for Different UAV Classes and Performance Criteria, International Conference on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (ICUAS), Dubai, UAE, 2010.
  • B. Mettler, Z. Kong, C. Goerzen and M. Whalley, Benchmarking of Obstacle Field Navigation Algorithms for Autonomous Helicopters, American Helicopter Society (AHS) 66th Annual Forum, Phoenix, AZ, 2010.
  • N. Dadkhah, V. Korukanti, Z. Kong and B. Mettler, Experimental Demonstration of an Online Trajectory Optimization with Spatial Value Functions for Autonomous Guidance of Agile Vehicles, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), Shanghai, China, 2009.
  • Z. Kong and B. Mettler, On the General Characteristics of 2D Optimal Obstacle-Field Guidance Solution, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), Shanghai, China, 2009.
  • Z. Kong, V. Korukanti and B. Mettler, Mapping 3D Guidance Performance Using Approximate Optimal Cost-to-go Function, AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference (GNC), Chicago, IL, 2009.
  • B. Mettler and Z. Kong, An Extremal Fields Approach for the Analysis of Human Planning and Control Performance, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Pasadena, CA, 2008.
  • B. Mettler and Z. Kong, Receding Horizon Trajectory Optimization with a Finite-State Value Function Approximation, American Control Conference (ACC), Seattle, WA, 2008.

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